Takeshita Street 竹下通り (Takeshita Street)
Takeshita Street is a popular 'youth culture/fashion' shopping street located in Harajuku.
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This street is suuuuper busy (at least when we went), but it's a great way to absorb some modern Japanese fashion and culture!
You HAVE to get some famous Harajuku crepes! We got ours from Marion Crepe street shop, and they were absolutely delicious. A great way to fuel our shopping spree!
Also, if you're as obsessed with the misuse of english words and phrases in relation to clothing as I am, this is the place for you. You can make a game out of finding the most ridiculous shirts.
Too busy, and there are two black guys that annoyingly put their commercial right in the face. Daiso is big but crowdy, of course, the only reason I would go there again is Liz Liza (which I can get also at Shibuya 109) and Okonomiyaki cafe. The rest really can be obtained elsewhere much easily)
Right when you exit Harajuku Station, cross the street and turn left. A few feet down, you will find Takeshita Street. There are many cheap places to eat here, a great shopping experience, and a great view of the unique and colorful fashion.
There are many Purikura shops in this area, but they are in the basement floors, so keep an eye out for those if you want to try it. While walking down Takeshita Street, don't forget to look at the empty alleys also. There are actually smaller shops down there and some have great deals! For example, the animal stockings that are usually $12 in America are only about 300 yen there. I especially love the Daiso store because they got such a great selection on things. Also, who doesn't love cheap but quality goods?
If you find yourself in need of a bathroom as you explore, there's a giant Mc Donald's on this street that has a bathroom when you go down to the basement floor. I can't say there won't be lines though.